Saltmarsh

Author: Clive Chatters

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472933605

Category: Nature

Page: 384

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"Saltmarshes are often remote, inhospitable places, neither land nor sea, as hard to pin down as they are to navigate. In this saline odyssey, Clive Chatters has explored his favourite creeks, pools and mudflats to bring us an absorbing celebration of the ecology, biology, geology and history of this scarce and mysterious habitat. There are Tadpole Shrimps, and rare sedges, waders and Wild Celery – even inland saltmarshes – in this tour de force by a superb naturalist and writer." BRETT WESTWOOD, naturalist, author and radio presenter Saltmarshes are among Britain's most diverse and dynamic landscapes. They abound around our shores but may also be found inland and at altitude – wherever water, salt and vegetation combine. The species they support range from extreme rarities of specialised habitats to the less demanding denizens of coastal wetlands. Here is a landscape of international importance for migratory birds, endemic plants and an exceptional variety of invertebrates. Clive Chatters has a lifetime's affinity with saltmarshes. In this fifth volume of the British Wildlife Collection, he celebrates their natural history and diversity, from the highly distinctive marshes in the Scottish Highlands to the urban remnants of the Thames estuary now engulfed within the capital. By examining the past of these complex habitats, we can gain an insight into how they have developed, and an understanding of their relationship with people. In addition to their exceptionally diverse natural history, saltmarshes are sources of food and medicine, they play a pivotal role in flood defence and carbon sequestration, and have inspired artistic endeavour.
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Nick Baker's British Wildlife

A Month-by-Month Guide

Author: Nick Baker

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472921615

Category: Nature

Page: 224

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A new edition of a title written by popular television presenter and personality Nick Baker. His energetic and lively style colours this fascinating guide to Britain's wildlife through the seasons. This richly illustrated and practical book explains what is happening in nature in each month of the year, and provides helpful advice on finding a wide variety of wildlife – often in the most unexpected places. In back gardens or city centres, on the Dorset heaths or in the Scottish Highlands, each season paints a fresh pattern on nature – there is always something new to discover for town and city dwellers or those who live by the sea or in the wilds of the countryside. If you can't identify the old nest exposed in your bare January hedge, or you want to know where to find a badger on a warm June night then Nick Baker's British Wildlife is the perfect book for finding out.
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Human Impacts on Salt Marshes

A Global Perspective

Author: Brian R. Silliman,Edwin Grosholz,Mark D. Bertness

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520258921

Category: Nature

Page: 413

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"Human Impacts on Salt Marshes provides an excellent global synthesis of an important, underappreciated environmental problem and suggests solutions to the diverse threats affecting salt marshes."--Peter B. Moyle, University of California, Davis
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A Day in the Salt Marsh

Author: Kevin Kurtz

Publisher: Sylvan Dell Publishing

ISBN: 193435919X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Introduces young readers to hourly changes in the salt marsh as the tide comes and goes, following the animals that have adapted to this ever-changing environment as they hunt for food or play in the sun.
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Oceanography and Marine Biology

An Annual Review

Author: R. N. Gibson,R. J. A. Atkinson,J. D. M. Gordon

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420050943

Category: Science

Page: 560

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Reflecting increased interest in the field and its relevance in global environmental issues, Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Annual Review, Volume 45 provides authoritative reviews that summarize results of recent research in basic areas of marine research, exploring topics of special and topical importance while adding to new areas as they arise. This volume, part of a series that regards the all marine sciences as a complete unit, features contributions from experts involved in biological, chemical, geological, and physical aspects of marine science. These features along with the inclusion of a full color insert and an extensive reference list, make the text an essential reference for researchers and students in all fields of marine science.
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Silent Summer

The State of Wildlife in Britain and Ireland

Author: Norman Maclean

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139788698

Category: Nature

Page: N.A

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Over the past 20 years dramatic declines have taken place in UK insect populations. Eventually, such declines must have knock-on effects for other animals, especially high profile groups such as birds and mammals. This authoritative, yet accessible account details the current state of the wildlife in Britain and Ireland and offers an insight into the outlook for the future. Written by a team of the country's leading experts, it appraises the changes that have occurred in a wide range of wildlife species and their habitats and outlines urgent priorities for conservation. It includes chapters on each of the vertebrate and major invertebrate groups, with the insects covered in particular depth. Also considered are the factors that drive environmental change and the contribution at local and government level to national and international wildlife conservation. Essential reading for anyone who is interested in, and concerned about, UK wildlife.
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